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Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip (P.S.)
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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One of The Economist's Best Books of the Year From the bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the final book in his award-winning trilogy on the human side of the economic revolution in China. Peter Hessler, whom the Wall Street Journal... (read more)

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Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe
Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe
by Bill Bryson
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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is... (read more)

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing (Best American Travel Writing)
by Sloane Crosley
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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Lost Cities of North & Central America (Lost Cities Series)
Lost Cities of North & Central America (Lost Cities Series)
by David H Childress
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Rogue adventurer and maverick archaeologist Childress takes the reader on unforgettable journeys in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Join him as he crosses deserts, mountains, and jungles in search of legendary cities, vast gold treasure... (read more)

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The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia--A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia--A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
by Robert D. Kaplan
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Author of Balkan Ghosts, Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de... (read more)

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Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
by Rosemary Mahoney
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When Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she discovered modern Egypt for herself. As a rower, she faced crocodiles and testy river currents; as a female, she confronted deeply-held beliefs about foreign... (read more)

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Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Several months ago, I happened upon a copy of The Shadow of the Sun. From its opening pages, I understood why I'd been hearing such laudatory praise about Ryszard Kapuściński for years — here was some of the most astonishing travel writing I'd ever... (read more)

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Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
by Peter Matthiessen
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An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas? now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary IN 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and... (read more)

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The Last Season (P.S.)
The Last Season (P.S.)
by Eric Blehm
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In the spirit of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild, Eric Blehm's The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada. The... (read more)

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Kayaking the Vermilion Sea: Eight Hundred Miles Down the Baja
Kayaking the Vermilion Sea: Eight Hundred Miles Down the Baja
by Jonathan Waterman
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The story of an epic journey on the legendary Sea of Cortes--and of the struggle of a man and a woman to come to terms with nature, themselves, and each other. Kayaking the Vermilion Sea is an exhilarating, lyrical journal filled with the region's lore... (read more)

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The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)
The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)
by Pico Iyer
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When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery, he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside, to get to know Kyoto, one of the loveliest old cities in the world, and to find out something about Japanese culture today -- not the... (read more)

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God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
by Richard Grant
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Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of... (read more)

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The Essential Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
The Essential Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Landon Y Jones
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The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian... (read more)

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The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)
The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)
by Apsley Cherry-garrard
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The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—... (read more)

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Educating Alice
Educating Alice
by Alice Steinbach
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This funny and tender book combines three of Alice Steinbachs greatest passions: learning, traveling, and writing. After chronicling her European journey of self-discovery in Without Reservations, this Pulitzer Prize—winning columnist for the... (read more)

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The Places In Between
The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart
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In January 2002, Rory Stewart survived a walk across Afghanistan by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. In this memoir, he writes about heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers... (read more)

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The Crofter and the Laird
The Crofter and the Laird
by John Mcphee
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When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestorsColonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainlanda hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken... (read more)

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Boat Who Wouldn't Float
Boat Who Wouldn't Float
by Farley Mowat
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It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure,... (read more)

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Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past
by Giles Tremlett
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“Part modern social history, part travelogue, Ghosts of Spain is held together by elegant first-person prose…an invaluable book…[that] has become something of a bible for those of us extranjeros who have chosen to live in Spain. A country... (read more)

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